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beckon

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Definition to call — typically to ask or tell someone to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod of the head
  • I should be studying, but television beckons me.
beckons = calls (in this case by being desirable and inviting)
  • The police officer beckoned me to come over.
  • beckoned = summoned (called to join) with a gesture
  • It beckoned Scrooge to approach, which he did.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • He spoke a few words to some of the generals, and, recognizing the former commander of Rostov's division, smiled and beckoned to him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Lenehan and Mr O'Madden Burke, hearing, turned, beckoned and led on across towards Mooney's.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • One of the keepers is beckoning. Reluctantly I turn to go.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • beckoning = calling (to come)
  • The first people who saw him ran away, but he stood beckoning to them.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • beckoning = calling (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Often they didn't even come out into the street but beckoned to a messenger from their doorway.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • beckoned = called to come (by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • I moved faster when I saw Jem far ahead beckoning in the moonlight.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • beckoning = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • "Ah, it is Jacopo," she said, "the captain of the yacht;" and she beckoned him towards them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • He beckoned our neighbor over and handed Mom to him.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Aris opens a door and beckons for Thomas to follow him.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • beckons = calls (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Beyond the archway, black space beckoned.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • beckoned = called (figuratively, by leading to a desired goal)
  • He beckoned to me to follow him into the kitchen.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • beckoned = called (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • They did not want to follow when he beckoned, but reluctantly, they followed Daagoo into the night for what seemed a long time.
    Velma Wallis  --  Two Old Women
  • beckoned = called (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • He winked, beckoned me with a backward movement of his head.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • beckoned = called (to come—in this case by nodding the head)
  • So peremptorily did these shades beckon him, that each day mankind and the claims of mankind slipped farther from him.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • beckon = call
  • This morning I was in for a nasty surprise: after breakfast Peter beckoned me upstairs.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • At that moment, the dungeon door opened, and Snape beckoned them all inside.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Iago beckons me; now he begins the story.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
beckons = calls (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)

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